Politics

3 Seek West Rock/West Hills Seat

by Markeshia Ricks | Aug 22, 2017 9:13 am | Comments (12)

Markeshia Ricks Photo Two of the three candidates running to be the next alder for Ward 30 are lifelong New Haveners with connections and histories that they hope will bridge both sides of the big rock on the west side of town.

They also hope to turn out enough voters to decide whether strong experience or new energy matters most in the next representative for the West Rock/West Hills section of the city.

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Candidates Clash On Housing, Immigration

by Paul Bass | Aug 21, 2017 2:36 pm | Comments (53)

Paul Bass photos Marcus Paca promised that if he becomes mayor, he will fight gentrification, while Mayor Toni Harp argued that the burst of market-rate housing in town doesn’t constitute gentrification.

Harp promised to continue New Haven’s “sanctuary city” policies even if President Trump withholds federal grants, while Paca promised to take a closer look at the issue first to avoid losing needed dollars.

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